Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments by Lex Bayer, John Figdor

By Lex Bayer, John Figdor

Atheist brain, Humanist Heart asks an important query for the forty five million americans who self-identify as nonreligious: “So, you don’t think in God; now what?” this question is more and more very important, as one-third of teenagers below the age of thirty think about themselves nonreligious. With a systematic eye and an empathetic middle, the authors flip traditional perceptions approximately atheism on their head. They convey that atheism don't need to be reactionary (against faith and God), yet fairly that it could provide a transparent set of optimistic rules to stay via, which identify atheism as a good worldview. Following a philosophical process grounded in common sense and proof, Bayer and Figdor take readers on an inspiring trip to find easy methods to stay an affordable, moral, and chuffed lifestyles with out God. The readers are engaged at each step, inspired to self-reflect and finally discover their very own set of private ideals.

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25 ‘Imitation, mediocrity and a closed canon’ (dixit Westra)? I think not. By insisting upon an aesthetic of imitatio, Curtius refutes the romanticosymbolist valorization of sincerity and originality. On the contrary, he indicates how the greatest beauty derives from and is created in the study of earlier literature, in rhetorical and typological cultivation of the exempla maiorum. This is a genuine anticipation of our current notion of intertextuality: that all texts are created and read in the confluence, in the present, of other texts and of the tradition of textuality.

Literary structures and literary language were more important to him than ideology. The observations are correct. Whether or not Spitzer ought to be condemned because of them is another matter. I shall address that question in chapter 9. Here I can say only that, yes, the profession has evolved since Spitzer’s time and that, today, we do many things in a different way. Yes, it is true, one element in the profession, oriented toward theory, especially in the domains of cultural studies, feminism, and the new historicism, could respond negatively to Spitzer, just as it has responded negatively to the New Criticism and to Northrop Frye.

Others took the topoi more seriously, with more adult fervour, than we. 23 German-language scholars did discover or invent new topoi, defined the topos in its relation to theme and motif, explored the evolution and transformation of topoi in the various literary domains, and scrutinized their functioning. For a time Curtius was associated with that school and approach. 24 Although Curtius himself preferred the terms mannerist and mannerism, it is the baroque period that benefited the most from his insights.

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